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Auntie’s to host tales of family life tonight

Above: (L to R) Author Cindy Hval, the late Myrt Powers, Walt Powers. Hval featured the couple in her book "War Bonds: Love Stories From the Greatest Generation."

Family life will be the focus of two authors' work at Auntie's Bookstore tonight. Writers Kay Gillies Dixon and Cindy Hval will present their respective books at a 7 p.m. event.

Dixon will read from her new book "Tales of Family Travel: Bathrooms of the World," which is a chronicle of her family's treks through Italy, Kenya, Cyprus and other countries. Expect to hear stories that include everything from "toddlers stuck in bathroom stalls to the dangers of peeing in crocodile-infested rivers."

Hval, a columnist for The Spokesman-Review, is the author of "War Bonds: Love Stories From the Greatest Generation." She will preview her forthcoming book "Tiaras and Testosterone: TNT," a compilation of her newspaper columns.

Get there early. Seats tend to go fast.

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